Think I finally ID'ed this one. 16 mm long.
16 mm across. Probably too worn to ID. Antemedian line is shallowly scalloped -- see shot below. Wavy-lined (Z. ochreipennis), & Complex (protumnusalis) are in the running; I think Early (cruralis) should have a straighter AM line, & I think too far north for Dark (jaccusalis).
~12 mm long
I'm pretty sure this is an Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth, so worn that the scales are almost entirely worn off the wings, though the wings are still intact. I found it on the ground in a parking lot under a mercury vapor lamp, & it was docile enough -- or exhausted enough -- to climb aboard a proffered finger.
17 mm long
23mm across. Uncommon, according to the Covell field guide. Only shot I got of this guy; it's on a ventilation grill, & its wings are slightly lifted.
24 mm across. Cool, huh?
Wingspan 40 mm
This guy was so shiny and shaped so that I just could not get a good shot without flash bounce somewhere, so I'm posting 2 shots, showing the top & bottom portions of the wing, respectively.
9.5 mm long.
~13 mm long. ID checked by Bob Patterson, says "probably."
Only 6.5 mm long.
7.5 mm long. Tentative ID, but the patterning looks right, range and flight time look appropriate, and MPG has a pale individual that looks just like this.
Unidentified micro, 7 mm long viewed from above. Matches 1301.1 – Coleophora limosipennella, but it's a little too nondescript to really call.
6.6 mm long viewed from top. (It's at a bit of an angle because it props itself up on its front legs.) Coleophora cretaticostella??
11 mm long. Abundant.
Many of the motel's lights had a resident orb-weaver, all of this same kind. Think I've got the sp. -- abdominal pattern seems to be pretty variable. 6 mm long (not counting legs).
Was delighted to not only see but get good shots of this butterfly on the Simon's Rock College campus. Actually my first 'keeper' photo of any of the satyr subfamily. And listed as "uncommon and local" throughout its range in my field guide.
Genus Rhagio -- at least, I think so. Found at night at a motel light.
Finally ID'ed this one. Hadn't even looked for it among the sharpshooters (Draeculacephala) because it had such a blunt head! Confirmation welcome.
Thank you to Jim McClarin for the ID. Found at incandescent light at night. Didn't get a size scale, but I think it was ~1 cm long.
Cool critter at the motel lights (this species on BugGuide is repeatedly described as coming to lights). 9 mm long.
Oooh, another new wildflower.
Oh, another garden escapee.
I got several new bona fide native wildflowers on this trip, so I can't complain. Besides, it's one of those oddball families, which is kinda cool.
True Forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpioides). Flowers 9.5 mm (just under 1/2") across. With itty-bitty blue bonus bugs that I didn't see until I got the photo home.